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This time Estonia offers an old-school doom band, who's sound has Black Sabbath written all over it. Already the album cover makes the viewer think about the golden 70's. The pink color brings some psychedelic vibes, although musically there's none of that (unless Estonian lyrics can be counted).

Actually, the Estonian lyrics sound pretty good and exotic (for most people). To Finnish ear Estonian language always sounds quite funny, because the two are so close but still so far. Well, let's not stick to that (in the booklet the songs are explained in English, although the lyrics aren't translated, but at least you'll get the idea).

Taak has really captivated the retro sound. From 70's Hammond and Moog sounds to catchy and heavy rock-oriented riffing, they succeed really well. We also hear couple of Iommi-fused guitar solos to bring the Black Sabbath feeling more evident in addition to some circulated Sabbath riffs. The vocalist has got a quite wailing approach, but he also has got a quite unique voice, at least he didn't remind me of anyone else.

The album doesn't really have any hit potential, although the songs are really tight and retro-spirited, but for those who wish to find something new but at the same time old, can found lots of enjoyable moments from this album. Doom of this kind has been heard many times before, but the Estonians have created an album worth the attention.

Author: Marko
Zine: Overhook Music

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